Betty “BJ” Jean Sabala

Betty “BJ” Jean Sabala, 85 died Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Oroville California. Betty was born to Beatrice and Arthur Clayhold in Oakland,California, July 23, 1929. Betty is survived by her brother, Donald Clayhold of Kennewick, Washington, sons; … [Read more...]

Dean J. Stathos


Dean J. Stathos, age 77, a resident of Reno, passed away suddenly on May 11 after a brief illness.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sheila Stathos and a niece, Connie Lujano Walker. Dean was born on August 27, 1937 in Ely, Nevada to the late … [Read more...]

Art and English high school teacher honored by Lions Club

White Pine High School Principal Adam Young (left) and a member of the Ely Lions Club (right) award Rose Mehlaff with the organizations Teach of the Month award. (Courtesy photo)

By Adam Young WPHS Principal I would like to nominate Rose Mehlaff of White Pine High School as the Lions’ Club Teacher of the Month. Mehlhaff teaches American Literature, English 10 Honors and Art. She has been teaching at the school for five … [Read more...]

Lund teacher recognized by district

Pictured: Supt. Bob Dolezal, Heather Sabaitis, Lions President Stephen Bishop, and School Board President Lori Hunt.
(Courtesy photo)

By Bob Dolezal White Pine School District Superintendent It is with great pride that I recommend Heather Sabaitis for District Teacher of the Month. She has the unique challenge of teaching a mixed class of Kindergarten and first grade students … [Read more...]

Elks State Hoop Shoot Champions

Hoop shoot

The Ely Elks Lodge is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest! Two boys and two girls, ages 10 to 13 won the third round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot contest at Hawthorne on Saturday, Feb. 7. BOYS … [Read more...]

District Spelling Bee

Spelling bee

The White Pine County School District annual spelling bee was held inside the White Pine High School theater on Jan. 29 and tested the spelling skills of a sixth through eighth graders from Ely and Lund. Andrew Young won out of the group of sixth … [Read more...]

Ice Fishing Derby Results

Cave Lake

The results are in! There were 639 participants in this year’s Ely Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby. Cory Rutterbush claimed the top prize of $5,000 and Archie Jones took second, winning a $2,500 gift certificate to Sportsworld. In total, 16 tagged fish … [Read more...]

Recycling operation coming to landfill

Pictured left to right: Linda Bachmeier, Gary Tull, Tammy Carlgren, Thomas Lawrence and Melody Van Camp. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The City of Ely Landfill will be expanding its operation to include recycling within the next two weeks according to Mayor Melody Van Camp. Working as a collaborative, the mayor, alongside City Councilman Dale Derbidge, former City Councilman Randy … [Read more...]

Hilda C. McCutcheon

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 Hilda C. McCutcheon passed away peacefully on January 30, 2015 with family by her side.  She was born January 26, 1938 to Joe and Helen Alvernez in Lompoc, California.  She moved to McGill, Nevada in 2002. Hilda is preceded in death by her … [Read more...]

Teacher of the Month

Teacher of the Month - 1

Courtesy photo White Pine High School Culinary teacher Megan Wright is the December Ely Lion’s Club teacher of the month. Nominated by WPHS Principal Adam Young, Wright began her teaching career at White Pine High School several years ago, having … [Read more...]